Specifically, companies with a flat structure (no managers at all) are weird. Decades of management tradition tell us that Someone must be in charge and make sure everyone’s doing their work. Otherwise, everyone will goof off, right?
An essay by Randall Koutnik
Make Do was 2
A little bit late to be mentioning it but Make Do, or more specifically MKDO Ltd, turned 2 years old on the 20th of March 2015.
We were a little bit busy at WordCamp London (which we also sponsored) at the time so forgive me for not making a bigger deal of things:
A little history
It took Matt and I until March 2013 to register as a limited company but before then we had been working together on a few projects trying to escape our day-jobs. This collaboration led to the birth of Make Do as an events company and on the 11th of February 2012 we hosted our first conference ‘The Digital Barn’.
Sadly no ‘official’ record remains online of this event on our site but our good friend Harry has a decent write up of what was his first ever speaking gig on his blog.
Not long after this (October 2012) we hosted another more robust and professional Digital Barn conference and began to plan how we could make the shift from an ‘initiative’ to a ‘business’.
Making & Doing
By early 2013 we had moved away from the idea of being just an events company and went back to what we were best at – making websites. More specifically, making websites with WordPress.
The events would live on, but they would be the little brother to our main focus – a WordPress design & development agency.
We even launched a new website & brand to celebrate:
This little site served us well for over a year and was replaced by our current iteration a few months ago:
This too is set to be replaced by a new version (WIP, always WIP) with more a little more focus on what we’ve been up to over the past couple of years (better client testimonials & case studies).
+2 years in
So after 2 years in we are busy, growing and working with some really great clients. But you have probably noticed that we still don’t have a website that we are 100% happy with – such is the cobblers shoe syndrome.